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Table 4 Association between demographic variables and total thalassaemia knowledge scores

From: The parental perspective of thalassaemia in Bangladesh: lack of knowledge, regret, and barriers

Variables Mean score (SD)
Highest score possible 10
Kruskal–Wallis
p value
Caregiver
Mother (n = 212) 7.30 (± 2.46) 0.974
Father (n = 153) 7.22 (± 2.616)
Monthly income
 < 25 K(n = 225) 6.40 (± 2.509)  < 0.001
 > 25 K(n = 140) 8.67 (± 1.821)
Fathers’ education
 < 12 years(n = 183) 6.14 (± 2.483)  < 0.001
 > 12 years(n = 182) 8.40 (± 2.008)
Mothers’ education
 < 12 years (n = 226) 6.42 (± 2.499)  < 0.001
 > 12 years (n = 139) 8.65 (± 1.868)
Thalassaemia patient in extended family
Yes (n = 80) 7.58 (± 2.151) 0.418
No (n = 285) 7.18 (± 2.615)
Death due to thalassaemia in extended family
Yes (n = 82) 6.99 (± 2.517) 0.225
No (n = 283) 7.35 (± 2.524)